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Last updated: 30 March 2017
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Date:Friday 8 November 1940
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mg3e
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPF
C/n / msn: 5689
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Flightnumber:4752
Narrative:
A Junkers Ju-52/3mg3e passenger plane, named "Cidade de Santos", had taken off from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) when it collided in mid-air with a de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly registered LV-KAB of Shell-Mex. Both aircraft crashed and all on board perished.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã, 9-11-1940
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 364 km (228 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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